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Today's Sports

  • Noah’s (shooting) arc

    Las Vegas native Noah Leger won the 2013 Southwest Regional Elks Hoop Shot Free Throw Contest championship on March 23 in Dallas.

    Leger represented New Mexico after winning the state level competition, advancing from the local contest sponsored by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge.

    Leger won the boys’ 12-13 age division by swishing 22 free throws in 25 attempts, beating the second-place finisher by one shot.

  • Netters split with Hope

    In home tennis action this past week, Robertson’s boys dominated Hope Christian 8-1 while the Lady Cardinals fell 7-2.

    On the boys’ side, the Cardinals’ top five singles competitors — David Romero, Nick Newman, Michael Salas, Daniel Hasch and Marcos Gallegos — each won their matches. Lawrence Marquez “lost a tough one,” said RHS head coach Roman Fulgenzi.

    Marquez and Hasch paired up to win their doubles contest, as did the teams of Romero-Newman and Salas-Gallegos.

  • Chavez off to a good start

    Defending state champion Alonzo Chavez cruised to victory in three events this past Thursday at the Pojoaque Valley Invitational, highlighting a solid showing by area track and field athletes in Jacona.

    Chavez won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:14.23, the 1,600-meter run in 4:33.43 and the Chris Peterson Memorial 800-meter run in 2:02.35. He qualified for state in each event.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 3...

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    Track and field
    • Pecos Middle School hosts Pecos Invite, 3 p.m., Pecos

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas at Capital (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    Tennis
    • Robertson boys at Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls vs. Bosque, 3 p.m., Fulgenzi Complex
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    • Robertson hosts Fabian Trujillo Memorial Invite, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    Friday
    Baseball

  • Mines takes 2 of first 3

    Colorado School of Mines found a way to contain New Mexico Highlands’ typically prolific offense over the weekend, holding the Cowboys to one run total over games one and three of their four-game set at Brandt Park.

    Highlands broke through for an 11-2 victory in the series’ second game.

    But the visiting Orediggers won Thursday’s opener 2-1 and Friday’s nightcap 3-0 to assure they’d leave Las Vegas with no worse than a split. The teams were to wrap the series on Saturday afternoon after this issue went to press.

  • A no-no for ‘Muma’

    Marissa “Muma” Cordova may as well have been chucking Easter eggs for the Pojoaque Elkettes to try to hit on Wednesday.

    The Elkettes couldn’t find a way to crack the code against the West Las Vegas softball ace, and West ended up with a 14-0 victory in the delayed third-place game of the St. Michael’s tournament.

    Cordova was credited with 12 strikeouts on her way to a no-hitter against Pojoaque. She came close to a flawless game, allowing just one baserunner via walk.

  • So long, Alford

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — UCLA hired Steve Alford as basketball coach on Saturday, luring him from New Mexico days after he signed a new 10-year deal with the Lobos.

    Athletic director Dan Guerrero said Alford is “the perfect fit for UCLA” because he connects with a new generation of players and brings an up-tempo and team-oriented style of play to Westwood.

  • Dennison edges Crespin

    Nohime Dennison emerged victorious in her third fight with Las Vegas super featherweight Amanda “Boom Boom” Crespin, taking a majority decision on Friday night in Albuquerque.

    Two judges had Dennison winning the six-round match with tallies of 59-55 and 60-56. A third saw it as a 57-57 draw.

    All three fights between the two have been close, going down to decisions.

    Crespin falls to 7-5-1 as a pro. Dennison is 5-2-2.

  • Solid season
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 1...

    Monday
    Golf
    • West Las Vegas Invite, 10 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari
    Softball
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona
    • LCC at Otero (DH), 1 p.m., La Junta, Colo.

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    Track and field